Posts tagged "Illinois pension reform"

BGA's Shaw advises Rauner to pick a balanced team of budget advisers; Really? asks Berkowitz after the show; Cable and web

Tonight’s Chicago Metro north and northwest suburban episode of Public Affairs features Andy Shaw, President and CEO of the Better Government  Association [BGA], discussing with show host Jeff Berkowitz how Governor-Elect Bruce Rauner can start getting his arms around the state’s spending and revenue  issues. The show with the BGA’s Shaw airs tonight at 8:30 pm... Read more »

Better than the Super Bowl and Downton Abbey: Berkowitz w/Chicago Tribune Editorial Writer Kristen McQueary, Web and Cable

Jeff Berkowitz: …So, [the Chicago Tribune] went with political expediency over what you know in your heart is right. Kristen McQueary: No, no, no. We went with the best decision for the state…And, we said- vote yes on this [Pension] bill and then keep working toward a solution. Tonight’s Chicago Metro North and Northwest suburban... Read more »

Better than Eastwood’s, Rubio’s and Romney’s speech tonight: Berkowitz w/ Senate Candidate Dr. Arie Friedman on Cable/Web

Dr. Arie Friedman (R-Highland Park; Senate Candidate): …The question people ask me most often:  How are you going to fix the pensions? ****************************************************** Jeff Berkowitz: Does [Julie Morrison, your opponent] go along with the unions and say the [pensions] should just get more money, more [tax] revenue [to solve the pension issue]? Dr. Arie Friedman... Read more »
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Way better than Rachel Maddow with Shawn Hannity: Berkowitz w/ Sen. Duffy on Cable/Web

Jeff Berkowitz: So, you’re saying [Senate President Cullerton (D-Chicago)] is going to use it for the [Nov. 6] election. Is it for his [Senate Democratic Party] members when they are running on Nov. 6, they can say, “We supported pension reform legislation, we couldn’t get the House to do it.” Senator Dan Duffy: Yes, that’s... Read more »

Better than Jake Tapper w/Barack Obama: Berkowitz w/Illinois Policy Institute's Collin Hitt on Joe and Jane Six Pack

Collin Hitt [Sr. Director of Government Affairs, the Illinois Policy Institute]: …If you are in a defined benefit, if you are in a pension system or if you are putting aside money for retirement, do you want politicians to control the money? do you want the state bureaucracy to control the money? Or, do you want... Read more »